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Costa Rica National Football Team

Costa Rica
Governing bodyFederación Costarricense de Fútbol
Affiliated1927
StadiumEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica (35,093 seats)
ManagerL. Suárez

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Players

#NameAgeA
Goalkeepers
1E. Alvarado 331963210200100
K. Navas 35
23L. Moreira 321622200100001
Defenders
15F. Calvo 292653300000101
4K. Fuller 273604400000000
J. Vargas 26
I. Lawrence 19
O. Galo 21
B. Oviedo 32
19K. Waston 34912111200200
D. López 23
C. Mora 21
Carlos Martínez 23
22R. Matarrita 272854310101100
Midfielders
G. Torres 24
5C. Borges 332954311120000
Y. Salas 25
Y. Tejeda 30
7J. Venegas 331884222200100
B. Aguilera 18
D. Chacón 21
Attackers
J. Bennette 17
12J. Campbell 293584401021000
21J. Ortiz 291143121300000
10B. Ruíz 361723212210000
16A. Martínez 231844222200000
A. Contreras 22

News

Costa Rica's FIFA World Cup squad and players to watch

If there's a team that can shock the world just like in 2014, that team is Costa Rica. The CONCACAF side reached the quarter final stage for the first time in history four years ago, and with 12 players that were included in that historic squad, Los Ticos will try to prove that they were not a one-hit wonder.

Led by Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz, the Central American team will have to put up an effort to make it past the Group Stage, especially after being drawn against Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.

Coach's objective

Oscar Ramirez faces a mammoth task: trying to make the world forget about José Luis Pinto. The team's former boss led a combative side to the final eight teams, and reaching that same stage won't be easy, especially since the world knows that Los Ticos can work properly under pressure.

New faces

Ian Smith, currently playing in Sweden, made the cut due to José Salvatierra's injury. He's played only one match for Costa Rica, and he will try to earn a spot in Ramírez's lineup against a seasoned veteran like Cristian Gamboa.

Veterans

Johnny Acosta (defender) and Bryan Ruiz (midfielder) are the oldest players in Costa Rica's roster. Both were included in the 2014 World Cup squad, and their contribution will come in handy if they want to repeat such a performance in Russian soil.

Major absences

José Salvatierra will miss this World Cup after suffering a knee injury. Left back Junior Díaz was also left out of the team, even if he's one of the most capped players in La Sele's history.

Full squad list

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira. 

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo González, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta.

Midfielders: David Guzmán, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolaños. 

Strikers: Johan Venegas, Marco Ureña, Joel Campbell. 

Costa Rica Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1921, Affiliated: 1927
Uniform Jerseys: Red, Shorts: Blue, Stockings: White
Website www.fedefutbol.com
World Cup Appearances 5: 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018
Continental Titles First: CONCACAF Championship (1963, 1969)
Second: CONCACAF Gold Cup (2002 USA)
Best Results Fourth: FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 2009

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